George T. Stagg 2013
Added on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:18 PM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 16 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1997 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 64.10 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores
Selected from barrels in Warehouses I, K and Q (mostly lower floors).
Member Ratings and Notes
Dan
 
My least favorite of the 2013 BTAC. I tasted this side by side with the 2012 (a Stagg I actually really liked) and this one was lacking in several degrees. The nose was somewhat bland with oak and spice. The palate didn't have the oomph I was expecting, wasn't rich and even seemed a little bitter to me. I'm being overly harsh, but I think this one missed the boat. B/B+ [11/24/2013]
Fuji
 
Burnt chocolate, dark cherry, eucalyptus smoke and sweet buttered corn.  Old leather and wood. A little less expressive on the palate but it retains the sweet corn syrup foundation. A bit of rye spice emerges mid palate and finishes with mulling spices. Medium mouthfeel initially that dries out.
Ries
 

n: dark brown sugar, cinnamon roll dough, molasses, and lots of cinnamon red hots. Very dark toasted raisin bread and hint of toffee.

 

t: very oaky with a lot of char and cinnamon, runs very hot & intense. Toffee on kettle corn. The middle tastes a bit like scalded chocolate pudding and Big Red™ gum. Finish is dry wheat straw, leather, and more of the spicey oak.

 

Solid bottle at standard retail price; this was my 3rd favourite of the 2013 BTAC release. I liked the Handy Rye & WLW best.

 

[B+/B] 

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